I was super excited when I received the fixture. However, once I opened it, I soon realized that my bargain buy was anything but. I have purchased light fixtures through the mail before. All have come with quality instruction and mostly assembled (may have to put on a shade, etc.) but this one was in multiple pieces and had no instructions on how to put it together. It also involved a lot of plastic pieces that didn't match the fixture and stuck out like a soar thumb. The crystals were strung on a wire than draped over the center bar of the fixture. There was no way to hold them in place or secure them to keep them from sliding off. It's as if the whole design was an after thought. VERY disappointed.
We loved the look of this lighting fixture and still do but we had to modify the cord coming out of it. it looked cheap and so we used some stainless steel bars to thread it through to the ceiling. We have noticed the plastic that it up against the shade is starting to crack from the heat after a year.
I read most of the reviews before I made up my mind about this fixture so I was prepared to face all the complaints most of the reviewers had. I must say I didn't find it hard in putting this pendant together at all, it just takes some patience.The only thing is, it took two people to hold it up while my husband installed it. There are extra pieces left over after we were finished but I think that was done intentionally just in case it was needed then or in the future.Also two of the sprang for the bulb were bent, which didn't bother me.All in all I am really pleased with the finished look.